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A New Self Storage Business Debuts in Los Angeles

by Kim Kilpatrick September 6, 2013 3:23 PM
Want to stash away your summer clothes? Finished using your water skis, kneeboards, and baseball equipment? Want to organize your closet? Or your garage perhaps? Clutter is the answer to your clutter. [More]

Storage Solution Inc. Helps Kure It Reach $2 Million Milestone

by Kim Kilpatrick September 3, 2013 9:57 PM
Storage facility owners and manager’s are very big hearted. They are always helping charitable and non-profit organizations to reach out and help the less fortunate in their communities. Storage Solution Inc. donated a check that helped Kure It reach their goal of $2 million dollars. [More]

It Helps to Know Who You Are Working With in the Self Storage Industry

by Kim Kilpatrick August 30, 2013 11:03 PM
When a person decides to go into business there is one main concern that has to be addressed before you can really do anything: What product/service do you want to provide? To figure that out there are two important things to consider—what do you want to do and what will people actually buy from you. To figure that out it helps to know who you are working with. [More]

Self Storage Helping Make Current Service Complete

by Kim Kilpatrick August 23, 2013 11:31 PM
Pedro Cerrano, the hard hitting slugger from the baseball movie Major League, was one heck of a power hitter—as long as you threw him fast balls. Send him a curve or a slider and the big man played by Dennis Haysbert was done. Being a one-trick pony didn’t work too well for Cerrano, and it doesn’t work well in the business world either. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Help Alleviate Some Aches and Pains

by Kim Kilpatrick August 20, 2013 10:16 PM
When it comes time to down size your living arrangements or move the self storage industry can be of great assistance in relieving a lot of the stress and pain that comes with having to do so by giving you access to some much needed space. While all self storage facilities can take care of the metaphorical pain of moving there are some that try to help with physical pain as well. [More]

Self Storage Company Continues to Expand Close to Home

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 10:04 PM
Growing and expanding a business is tough. Not only do you need the know-how, but you have to have the capital to do so as well. Many companies, like LifeStorage Self Storage, will look to other markets far away from their base of operations. However, while it is good to look to other markets it is important not to forget where you came from. [More]

Extra Space Storage Earns an Award

by Kim Kilpatrick August 15, 2013 5:16 PM
A while back, a friend told me about an award that one of his co-workers received at his place of work. Management gave the person a leadership award and extolled him as a great leader. However, the rank and file workers who worked underneath him had a different perspective. None felt that he was a good leader. They all thought the award was ludicrous. To them, it was laughable that the fellow even received the leadership award. [More]

Teaching People How to Get into the Self Storage Industry Becoming Good Business

by Kim Kilpatrick August 13, 2013 11:52 PM
There are many indicators that can be looked upon when it comes to figuring out whether an industry is doing well. Profit margins are the obvious choice of course, but there is also the ability of the industry to support ancillary industries or businesses. In the case of the self storage industry that now includes teaching people how to invest in the industry. [More]

Empty Grocery Store to Become a Self Storage Facility

by Kim Kilpatrick August 8, 2013 3:26 PM
Grocery stores in a small town near where I live have had a hard go of it. After building to brand spanking new buildings, two of them were out of business before the year was out. Fort Wayne, Indiana, knows about these empty grocery stores. They have had several within their city limits. However, the self storage industry is stepping in and rescuing these empty buildings. [More]

Self Storage Auctions Aplenty in San Diego This Week

by Kim Kilpatrick August 5, 2013 7:24 PM
There are lots of things to do in San Diego. You can go to one of the beaches, visit Seaport Village, stroll through the historic Gaslamp Quarter, fly a kite in Mission Bay Park, enjoy Old Town, go to SeaWorld, or visit the zoo. There is always something to see or do for everyone.

This week there is also something else quite unusual going on. There will be self storage auctions galore around the city for those interested in those auctions. [More]
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